Rainmaker Mountain

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Rainmaker Mountain
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Rainmaker Mountain from Pago Pago Harbor
Elevation 523 m (1,716 ft)
Location
Location Tutuila Island in American Samoa
Coordinates 14°16′35″S 170°39′10″W / 14.27639°S 170.65278°W / -14.27639; -170.65278Coordinates: 14°16′35″S 170°39′10″W / 14.27639°S 170.65278°W / -14.27639; -170.65278
Designated: 1972

Rainmaker Mountain (also known as North Pioa Mountain) is the name of a mountain located near Pago Pago, American Samoa on Tutuila Island. The mountain is a volcanic feature known as a trachyte plug. This means that it is a volcanic intrusion made of extrusive igneous rocks having alkali feldspar and minor mafic minerals as the main components and a fine-grained, generally porphyritic texture. The average annual rainfall on the mountain is around 200 inches (5 m). The mountain is a National Natural Landmark designated in 1972.

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